Lobos’ hope dashed again, future uncertian

Pity the poor fans of University of New Mexico basketball. First, the euphoria of winning the Mountain West Conference season and tournament, then the No. 3 seed, whispers of Final Four possibilities, all ending with a humiliating loss to Harvard in their first NCAA tournament game. At least, though, the Lobos had next year — […]

Smoking cessation drugs available

Smoking cessation drugs now are available at no charge through the TRICARE Mail Order Program for service members, military family members and retirees under age 65 who want to kick this unhealthy habit. The free cessation drugs finally are available almost five years after Congress ordered them. The free medicines are part of a wider […]

Meetings Watch – Portales City Council

The following took place at the Portales City Council meeting Tuesday night: Portales Mayor Sharon King proclaimed April 8 as Fair Housing Day in Portales. A U.S. 70 reconstruction project official gave an update on the project. New Mexico Department of Transportation Project Manager Pat Garcia said First and Second streets should be paved from […]

Meetings Watch – Roosevelt County Commission

The following took place at the Roosevelt County Commission meeting Tuesday morning at the Roosevelt County Courthouse: Charles Bennett with the Joint Land Use Study committee gave an update on the committee. Bennett told commissioners that the committee is working with the U.S. Department of Defense to eliminate issues regarding local land development and its […]

Helps to be square

Amelia Christensen says the purchase of one tile can help support the Portales community. Christensen, HomeSpot director of property management in Portales, said HomeSpot bought its 8-by-8-inch tile, which is featured above the lobby of the Yam Theatre, to do just that. The purchasing of tiles, available to local businesses and organizations, is a fundraising […]

City manager search committee selected

The Portales mayor, three city councilors and one local business owner were selected to be on the search committee for a new city manager. City Manager Tom Howell plans to step down in December. According to city officials, there are nearly 20 applicants for the position. Portales Mayor Sharon King said the search will remain […]

Burglaries linked to property

Roosevelt County Sheriff's Office Chief Deputy Malin Parker told county commissioners Tuesday his office has linked 24 burglaries to stolen property recovered a few weeks ago in a residence east of Portales. Two people have been arrested in connection with the burglaries, said Parker, who has declined to identify those taken into custody, citing an […]

Easter means hope is always realistic forecast

It's the evening of a beautiful Easter Sunday as I write. And I must admit being surprised. My surprise is nothing compared to the amazement of Mary Magdalene and those with her who very "early on the first day of the week, while it was still dark," went to the tomb, found the stone rolled […]

Career in media helps jury dismissal

For the third time in my life, I've been selected for jury duty. The previous two times I was excused. First time: I was in college, and could not make the daily 1,200-mile trip the jury service would require. Second time: I was covering pretty much anything at the Portales newspaper, including cops and courts. […]

Events Calendar – April 3

Today Aerobics — 7:30 a.m., Portales Recreation Center. $5 per class. Information: 356-8598. Preschool Storytime — 10:30 a.m., Portales Public Library. "Sweet Smell of Rain" will be featured. Information: 356-3940. Wii Wednesday — 4:30 p.m., Portales Public Library. "Mario Galaxy" will be featured. For ages 13-18. Information: 356-3940. Zumba — 5:15 p.m., Portales Recreation Center. […]